Brandman (2251) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden body, big white head. Aroma of Nice bready malt, grassy mellow hops. Flavour adds bit citrussy orange. Flat balance.
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An ordinary bitter with the taste of Goldings plus Saaz. There are better Durham bottled beers available.
omega (777) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice light hopped beer which poured with a nice rich head. Did disipate quickly and the finish was a little sweet.
tiong (4275) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle @ Black Door, Helsinki
Pours light orange with a foamy head. Aroma of fresh fruity hops, some caramely malts, hints of grapefruit and berries. Taste is hoppy and bitter with some grassy hops, grapefruit and fruits. Finish is caramely and bitter with slight fruity notes. Nice, quite tasty and hoppy golden ale.
laiti (6426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Black Door. ”Gyle 2336, BBE 06/2014
Aroma is somewhat sweet and fruity with some caramel and biscuits. Foamy palate. Flavour has biscuits, fruity hops, some peaches, hints of caramel and hay. A bit too sweet but hoppy and nice still!
rdgmartin (5) - Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Zesty with lots of hop for England. Citrus aftertaste. Quite astringent. Hopefully would improve with chilling
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The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My first Durham as I was relying to avoid the hype. Not disappointed with my judgement. Fairly run of the mill British beer that you’ll get in many a pub. Lacks interesting flavour. Durham should be doing better. Go have a Moor.
DanielBrown (3999) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Golden. Smells like painted wallpaper in a bathroom. Surprisingly ordinary. A reasonably balanced bitter, with some smooth UK hops consisting of sweet envelope and lemon scented moistened square. Perfectly quaffable, but could use some flavour and aroma.
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slight haze gold with a steady thick white head. Initial nose is very wheaty and malty. Can pick out some lemons and limes too. In the mouth, a nice warm malt sweetness to everything, while there’s a really excellent bitterness which develops as you drink. Dry and zesty, with a mellow bitter palate. Cracking.
berkshirejohn (4905) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Straw coloured with a loose cream head and light carbonation; grainy aroma with a hint of coriander; full bodied with a light honeyed sweetness that is well balanced by the crystal malt; then a dry apricoty, fruity finish. A really well-balanced and satisfying blond ale.